Todd has served on the BDPA Board of Directors/BDPA Advisory Board since 2003. His professional background is as an engineer and entrepreneur in the semiconductor industry. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, both from the University of Minnesota. He holds thirteen U.S. patents in semiconductor technology.
Todd is also an active jazz trumpet player and multi-genre composer. Todd and his wife Patricia (Furzer) both performed with the Blue Devils A Corps in 1981 and 1982. Todd also marched with Minnesota Brass from 1978 to 1980 and serves on the Minnesota Brass Board of Directors.